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From around 1956 until the mid 1980s, Dodge, Plymouth and even Chrysler squads were the most ubiquitous police cars in North America. In fact, the biggest department, the NYPD, used Plymouth and Dodge squads almost exclusively until the rear-drive M body car was finally axed in 1989.
The no-frills Savoy two-door sedan was home to another engine of considerable repute, the infamous 413 Max Wedge, a Super Stock monster block Chrysler introduced in the spring of 1962.
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The revised model was initially offered as a hardtop, convertible, Sports Roadster with dealer-installed tonneau cover and wire wheels, and Landau with vinyl roof, simulated landau irons, and wood grain interior appointments. The only transmission available was the C6- 3 speed automatic. Several features intended for the new generation were delayed until 1965, when front disc brakes became standard equipment and sequential turn signals which flashed three bulbs in the broad, horizontal tail lights from inside to outside were added; the latter had been delayed by vehicle lighting regulations in the United States. Exterior trim was revised, including a new grille, Thunderbird emblem replacing the block letters on the front edge of the hood, simulated front fender vent trim, revised Thunderbird scripts now located on the rear edge of the quarter panels, and revised taillight lens trim and a single center emblem replacing the dual lens birds and block letters respectively. The popular Tilt-Away steering column continued, and was a Thunderbird recognized feature that was later shared on other upper-level Ford Products. Convertibles borrowed the opening mechanism from the all-new Lincoln Continental where the trunk lid would open electrically in a single piece, hinged at the back of the vehicle, then the fabric top would fold down and disappear beneath the trunk lid. The mechanism was originally used on the Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner hardtop convertible of the late 1950s. Opening the trunk on convertibles for storage required that the lid be opened electrically, without deploying or retracting the folding convertible top. For 1966, the 390-cubic-inch V8s power was increased to 315 bhp This Gorgeous Bird Has The larger 428-cubic-inch V-8 Q Code In VIN became optional, rated at 345 gross horsepower and providing a notable improvement in 0-60 acceleration to about 9 seconds. All models featured a new front clip. A flatter hood, re-shaped front fenders, new headlight buckets, new egg crate grille with large Thunderbird emblem, new bumper guards, a single bumper bar, and painted roll pan replaced the previous two model years two-piece front bumper. The rear taillights were revised, now a 3 piece unit going the full width across the rear, the backup light now located in the center section replaced the formerly rear roll pan mounted lamps. This Gorgeous Thunderbird Has Been Well Maintained With Service Records. Showing Just 60,000 Miles On Odometer. And Tonneau Cover, ROADSTER LOOK... Powered By The 428 Q Code Engine, recently Tuned Rebuilt C6 Automatic Transmission Power Steering Power Front Disc Brakes Aftermarket AM/FM In-dash Radio Power Windows Drivers Remote Mirror Power Convertible Top With Clear Plastic Rear Window Tilt Away Steering Column Rear Tonneau Cover Giving It That Roadster Look Rebuilt Suspension Rebuilt Brakes Very Nice Candyapple Red Paint Red Bucket Interior Black Convertible Top Rolling On 15 Inch Chrome Smoothie Wheels With Radial Tires Rear Fender Skirts PLEASE CALL AHEAD TO VIEW THIS CAR AS IT IS LISTED OFF SITE This is a consignment vehicle and the information above was provided by the current owner. We can make no guarantees as to the accuracy of the above information. However, please understand as with all pre-owned automobiles, the described condition is subjective Worldwide Enclosed Transporting / Financing Available
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